Lent 2015 – Recommended Books to Read and Discuss

January 29, 2015 — 2 Comments

 

Lent is almost upon us again …

(Ash Wednesday is Feb 18…)

I’ve been asked a few times recently to recommend some books on Lenten themes that churches might read and discuss this year during Lent. And since, I think reading and discussing books together is an important practice for the health and well-being of churches, here are 10 new-ish books that would be appropriate for reading and discussion during Lent.  I offer each one with a brief explanation of why I have included it.

NOTE: I’m not recommending that any church or individual should read ALL of these books during Lent, but wanted to offer a range of options so that churches might have some flexibility in picking a book to read and discuss during Lent.

 

 

This Is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith

By Ragan Sutterfield

Fasting and the traditional disciplines of Lent, remind us that we are called to follow Jesus with not just our minds, our hearts and our souls, but also our bodies.  This brand new memoir is a poignant story of the author’s conversion to a holistic faith in which bodies matter. There is plenty to discuss here about the disciplines that we submit ourselves to and why they matter for our faith.

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